14 February 2019

Wine Group One February Meeting

WINE GROUP ONE
GO BACK IN TIME TO THE 60's

Our nostalgic theme was set by a darkened room, playing 60's music with lava lamps and a glitter ball throwing out beams and spots of colour. The wine choice was “of its time” (to quote Stephen Harding). The night began with a glass of Asti Spumante followed by Snowball cocktails, Babycham, Blue Nun, Lambrusco, Mateus Rosé and finally a decent Chianti. The wines left a lot to be desired (however did we drink that plonk back then?).

The drinking was interspersed by the Humbug game, where each person had to hum to a 60's tune for the others to guess, it was hilarious! The food choice was again “of its time” with cheese & pineapple sticks, pork pies, sausage & gherkin sticks, prawn vol au vents, scotch eggs and bags of crisps, followed by Black Forest gateaux. 

Our palates were severely tested by the quality of the wines and had to be supplemented by opening some decent bottles at the end! The nostalgia was further enhanced by the 60’s music bringing back memories of lost times, with consequential stories and laughter.

à votre santé 
Bob